Chain News & Profiles

Chain News & Profiles includes news on chain restaurants, operations, profiles, trend pieces and new concepts.

Chain Operating Report for Aug. 31

From menu developments to calorie calculators to new store openings, this week’s restaurant chain operating report has a little something for most every foodservice professional.

Hooters Names New CEO

Wing chain travels C-Store path to fill leadership role.

O’Charley’s Inc. Concept President Resigns

Management Changes at Texas Roadhouse

Resignation triggers pair of promotions and other changes at Texas Roadhouse.

Farrow Named COO of El Pollo Loco

McDonald’s Announces Leadership Moves

Smashburger Updates Management Team

Home Run Inn’s Legacy

A brief look at Home Run Inn's storied past offers a glimpse into how the restaurant evolved into a Chicago-area icon.

Home Run Inn

Streamlining productivity and ensuring menu consistency in a tightly designed layout allows this company's casual dining restaurants to compete successfully in one of the most competitive pizzeria markets in the country.

Georgio’s Pizza Slices Up the Chicago Pizza Market

Brian Coli, co-owner of this emerging Chicago-area chain, talks about what it takes to be successful in today's pizza segment, including equipment, labor and more.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza has an Appetite for Growth

Endeavoring to become a national player in the über-competitive pizza segment is not for the timid. Nevertheless, it's a goal that Hungry Howie's Pizza has set out to accomplish by taking its core strengths — freshly made, flavored-crust pizza to-go — to market in new, strategic ways. The Michigan Heights, Mich.-based chain has rolled out a new prototype, freshened up its look, established new marketing initiatives and tightened up its operations to reduce costs, ensure consistency and enhance speed of service.